The '''Ontario Human Rights Commission''' (OHRC) was established in the Canada|Canadian provinces and territories of Canada|province
on March 29, 1961 to administer the Ontario Human Rights Code
. The OHRC is an arm's length agency of government accountable to the legislature through the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario
The OHRC's mandate under the Code includes: preventing discrimination through public education and public policy; and looking into situations where discriminatory behaviour exists.
Since June 30, 2008, all new complaints of discrimination are filed as applications with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
. However, OHRC has the right to be informed of applications before the HRTO, and receives copies of all applications and responses. The OHRC can intervene in any application with the consent of the applicant; the Commission can also ask to intervene without the applicant’s consent, subject to any...